General Data Protection Regulation (European Union)

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The following information pertains to REC Properties that are accessed from nations within the European Union.

As of May 19, 2018, "REC Properties" include the following domain names: recnet.com, recnet.net, recnet.co.uk, recnet.ie, fccdata.com, denpahoso.com, mylpfm.com, fcc.today, recfm.org, lpfm.ws, j1fm.com, j1fm.tokyo, j1radio.org, j1radio.net, j1radio.com, michibradley.com, michichan.com, recfm.us, lp250.com, fmtranslator.com, ncefm.com, ku3n.com, weneedradio.org, shibuyastation.org, retroride.net and may not include domains that are subsequently implemented.

The GDPR is an extensive document that addresses internet privacy for those located in the European Union.  While REC does not have any business relationships within the EU, REC's web services (including audio streaming) are accessible from the EU and does have some appeal to internet users in the EU.  

Some interpretations of the GDPR have considered the internet protocol (IP) address as sensitive identifying information.  In the general nature of web servers, REC does collect the IP address that is used to access a web service. This can be used to address system abuses and is a part of general system administration.  For audio streaming services such as J1, J1xtra, J1 Gold, a-chan, J1 Info and REC-FM, the IP address is used to identify abuses (such as "hang-ons", "stream rippers" and multiple attempts to access the same stream) as well as to identified the city, province and country that a listener is located in order for us to measure basic demographics of our listener base and no other supporting personal data (such as user's name) is collected from internet users in the European Union.  REC does collect personal data from users of REC EZforms that can be associated with an IP address however, EZ forms is used only by broadcast licensees and permittees of stations in the United States.  It is unlikely that EZforms will be accessed from within the EU for a US broadcast client. 

REC uses third-party cookies for tracking

Statcounter is an online service which helps us to understand our visitors; for example, how visitors find our website, how long they spend on our site, which web pages they are most interested in etc. We use Statcounter because better understanding how visitors are interacting with our website helps us to improve the content, design and functionality of our site. This allows us to offer a better online experience to our visitors.

Statcounter uses cookies and other technologies to collect data on visitors and visitor activity on our website. This data includes:

  • Time and date of visit (this can help us to identify and plan for busy periods on our website)
  • IP address (this is a numerical label assigned to a device by an Internet Service Provider to enable the device to access the internet)
  • Browser and Operating System (this can help us to make sure that our website functions correctly in the browsers/operating systems used to access our site)
  • Device Information e.g. device type and screen size (this can help us to make sure that our website functions correctly in the devices used to access our site)
  • Referring Data e.g. a search engine link (this can help us to understand which search engines are helping visitors to find our website)

Furthermore, when you visit our website a Statcounter cookie (called "is_unique") may be placed in your browser. This cookie is used only to determine whether you are a first-time or returning visitor and to estimate unique visits to the site.

You can learn more about cookies from Statcounter and set your browser to refuse same here: 
http://statcounter.com/about/set-refusal-cookie/

For further details, please see the Statcounter privacy policy the: 
https://statcounter.com/about/legal/#privacy

Facebook Comments

The recnet.com website uses Facebook for user comments.  The personal identifying information is not passed to REC.   For more information on Facebook's GDPR policies, visit:
https://www.facebook.com/business/gdpr